February 17 - Effective March 4, 2016, Cargolux Airlines International is returning to Rio de Janeiro with a weekly full freighter service to the Brazilian city.

Flight CV7645 will leave Luxembourg on Fridays at 12:00 GMT and arrive in Rio de Janeiro at 23:30 GMT, before continuing to Viracopos and returning to Europe as CV7656. Arrival in Luxembourg is scheduled for Saturdays at 15:30 GMT.

says that the return to Rio de Janeiro was driven by growing demand for freight capacity before the Olympic Summer Games 2016, which will take place from August 5-21.

As well as equipment for the games, Cargolux expects to carry car parts and spares, chemicals, electrical goods, consolidated freight and household goods.